New Partnership between PMBIA and PSIA-AASI, Bringing Cross Training Opportunities and Professional Development to Instructors

PMBIA PSIA AASI Partnership Announced


We are very excited to announce a new partnership with the Professional Ski Instructors of America and the American Association of Snowboard Instructors (PSIA-AASI) who are the world’s largest organization dedicated to teaching people how to ski and snowboard. We will be working together collectively to assist their members to obtain continuing educational clinic credits (CEUs) in order to keep their certifications in good standing.

“The PMBIA has a deep knowledge and expertise in teaching, educational training, and pedagogy resources, which should prove to be extremely valuable for the PSIA-AASI continuing educational clinic credits (CEUs).” Said Paul Howard, PMBIA President, Chair.

“This partnership aligns with our core strategy on many fronts and can help provide both organizations mutual members the ability to expand their teaching expertise in the winter as well as in the summer months.” Said David Gagnon, PMBIA Executive Director.

“This partnership is a natural fit because our two organizations focus our education and training for our instructors on a student-centered approach,” said Nick Herrin, PSIA-AASI’s CEO. “This means we focus instruction on the student’s goals. The training and courses our associations provide help our instructors learn how to make the process of learning how to ski, snowboard, or mountain bike easy to understand and fun.”

Additionally, this will provide an opportunity for the PMBIA to grow its presence throughout the eight divisions representing different parts of the US nation and above all to learn from a well experienced and established winter sports organization.

As we start this new relationship we encourage all PSIA-AASI members to consult with their division to learn more about the Continuing Educational Clinic Credits and PMBIA certification courses and training that will become more available as the country starts its re-opening strategies.